Crawley v Northampton preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday's League Two clash between Crawley Town and Northampton Town at Broadfield Stadium.

Last Updated: 16/04/12 at 16:04

McFadzean: Available for Red Devils

McFadzean: Available for Red Devils

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Crawley are set to welcome back Kyle McFadzean and Claude Davis.

McFadzean and Davis were among the players punished for their part in the post-match brawl that marred last month's 2-1 win at Bradford.

The defensive duo served the final game of their suspensions when the Red Devils drew 1-1 with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, although Pablo Mills is still banned.

Caretaker manager Craig Brewster has further disciplinary problems to contend with as midfielder Hope Akpan received a straight red card in the opening stages against the Dons, while Sergio Torres will serve the second game of a three-match ban for his dismissal against Barnet on Easter Monday.

Charlie Wassmer is expected to retain his place at centre-back having been handed only his second start of 2012 at the weekend, but the game comes too soon for David Hunt (broken foot) despite the right-back returning to light training.

Crawley, who are certain of an League Two play-off place, will move back into the automatic promotion places on goal difference if they beat Aidy Boothroyd's side.

Ben Harding remains an injury doubt for Northampton ahead of their trip.

Harding missed the home defeat to Bradford on Saturday and Cobblers boss Aidy Boothroyd believes the away game at Hereford at the weekend is a more likely target for the midfielder's return.

"Ben has got a little bit of Achilles tendon trouble," said Boothroyd. "It's nothing too serious but with the grounds getting a little bit harder now and with the amount of games he's played in a short space of time the last thing I want to do is give him a problem.

"He will be doubtful for Crawley - we're going to give him a fitness test but we are more looking for Saturday's game."

Boothroyd added: "We came through Saturday's game okay, we picked up the usual bumps and bruises but nothing that is too serious."

Defender Byron Webster and attackers Lewis Young, Jake Robinson and Lewis Wilson are among the options for Boothroyd should he wish to make changes.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Hartlepool
Accrington v Luton Town
Bury v Plymouth
Cambridge Utd v Morecambe
Carlisle v Southend
Dag + Red v Mansfield
Exeter v York City
Newport v Burton Alb
Northamptn v Shrewsbury
Oxford Utd v Portsmouth

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Morecambe 3 5 9
2 Burton Alb 3 3 9
3 Shrewsbury 3 5 7
4 Portsmouth 3 3 7
5 AFC W'don 3 2 7
6 Cheltenham 3 2 7
7 Wycombe 3 2 6
8 Southend 3 2 6
9 Mansfield 3 1 6
10 Plymouth 3 2 4
11 Tranmere 3 1 4
12 Bury 3 1 4
13 Cambridge Utd 3 0 4
14 Luton Town 3 0 4
15 Northamptn 3 -1 4
16 Stevenage 3 -1 4
17 York City 3 0 3
18 Dag + Red 3 -2 3
19 Carlisle 3 -3 1
20 Exeter 3 -4 1
21 Oxford Utd 3 -3 0
22 Newport 3 -4 0
23 Hartlepool 3 -5 0
24 Accrington 3 -6 0

Updated Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Footer 365

England boss Roy Hodgson sets his sights on winning Euro 2016

Roy Hodgson has put England's awful World Cup display behind him and has set his sights on winning Euro 2016.

Malky Mackay apologises for offensive texts while Cardiff manager

Malky Mackay has issued an official apology for sending offensive text messages during his time as Cardiff manager.

Dutch Eredivisie: Ajax v PSV preview

Ajax hope to steal a march on title rivals PSV when the two sides clash at the Amsterdam ArenA on Sunday, live on Sky.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property